CYW- Tumbleweed

Color Your World- Tumbleweed

I love the name of this color. Every time I see the name Tumbleweed, I think of the 1953 movie with Audie Murphy by the same name. He has to borrow a horse and all they have is a little weedy-looking mustang that doesn’t appear to be able to make it 10 feet, let alone a long trek. The little horse proves everyone wrong. I love this movie! I need to find it on CD somewhere.

This synopsis is from Wikipedia :

“Jim Harvey (Audie Murphy) is a guide and guard on a wagon train. After he saves the life of a Yaqui Indian warrior, Tigre, the wagon train is attacked and Harvey realises their only chance of survival is if he can negotiate a truce with Tigre’s father, the chief Aguila (Ralph Moody). Aguila orders Harvey to be knocked out, and tortured later, but he is set free by Tigre’s mother. He goes to town and discovers the people on the wagon train were massacred, except for two sisters who Harvey insisted hide in the caves. Harvey is falsely accused of cowardice and the townsfolk threaten to lynch him. Harvey escapes on a borrowed horse named Tumbleweed, and tries to prove his innocence, discovering that a white man was responsible for the attack. It is the horse’s intelligence and instinct that save Harvey, and Murphy’s interaction with the horse, that drive much of the storyline.”

Ok, now back to your regularly scheduled programming….

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    1. I couldn’t find any information on that. My guess is that it was Corky Randall’s dad. From what I’ve read, he was training Trigger around that time so I’m guessing he was supplying horses for movies as well. Thanks for reading and commenting!!

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      1. One of my horses has a very similar personality to Tumbleweed. The brat unchained a panel yesterday morning and let a stallion out of his pen.

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      2. Hahaha! Sorry. I shouldn’t laugh. That’s a pretty serious offense. But I’m imagining your horse saying “Hey, watch this!” Kinda like a “hold my beer” moment. LOL!

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      3. She knows I don’t want her mouthing chains and does it when I’m not looking. Smart and sneaky. If she had hands instead of hooves, I think she could be a brain surgeon.

        Brat-zilla and her sister don’t need to get cozy with my stallion. He’s their daddy.

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      1. Jimmy Stewart’s favorite mount, Pie, was also very talented. According to one story, Stewart would just tell him what to do and Pie would do it.

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      2. It’s pretty cool to hear when celebrities love their movie horses. I think John Wayne’s favorite horse was Dollor and Viggo Mortenson has bought several of the horses he’s ridden in movies. Thanks for reading and commenting! I appreciate it!

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      1. Saw the Francis movies when they were first released in the movie theaters. Have driven and ridden mules and donkeys. To this day I still love a good mule.

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      2. Every mule or donkey I’ve ever met has just been the sweetest thing. We had a neighbor’s stud donkey jump the fence into our pasture one time. Scared the crap out of my mares. Might as well have been a fire-breathing dragon as far as they were concerned. Even he was mild mannered.

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  1. You’re right. Those poor horses ran all the tine. I’ve never had a reason to run a horse belly down. Probably did an easy gallop back and forth herding cattle. At that, there was a lot of just plain walking, too.

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